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Love affair with benefits

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – it’s a saying that certainly rang true for Peter Ni one Friday night last June. The Sydney property investor, and his wife, Olivia, spent their first night in Adelaide having dinner on Gouger St when Mr Ni fell in love with the city. The popular strip in the CBD …

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Steel, Glass & Heart

Adelaide’s skyline is morphing on a daily basis as tower after tower and other assorted shapes rise up around what will soon be the city’s new beating heart – the giant Festival Plaza For decades, Adelaide’s North Tce stood relatively unchanged, anchored by the marble edifices of its colonial past. Parliament, the railway station, museum, art gallery and hospital buildings …

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Deep Under Cover

Gold. Silver. Copper. Uranium. Iron ore. South Australia’s lands are rich with minerals, as more and more companies are discovering When OZ Minerals chief executive Andrew Cole announced the go-ahead for the company’s $916 million Carrapateena copper and gold mine in Far North South Australia in August, his message was clear: this is only the beginning. OZ, which also owns …

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Get on the Hydro Bus

Hydrogen-fuelled buses will be seen on Adelaide’s roads before 2020, as part of a new three-year trial powered by the State Government’s ambitions to clean up its transport fleet and build a new export industry. Expressions of interest for the $9 million trial covering six buses closed on October 9, after which short-listed parties were invited to tender for the …

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The People’s Power

It’s the dawn of a new era for South Australia’s energy storage technology, with a major US company set to establish an office in Adelaide by the end of 2017 and work on the $650 billion Aurora solar-thermal plant at Port Augusta expected to begin early next year Thousands of mirrors soaking up the sun will soon turn a dusty …

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Centre of the Universe

History was made in Adelaide in September when the first national space agency was announced. Now the city is launching into securing a significant stake in this booming industry Pamela Melroy doesn’t toy with small ideas. The retired NASA astronaut commanded a space shuttle, spent almost 1000 hours in space and worked on the Orion spacecraft. “After working at DARPA …

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The Power of One

Billionaire Elon Musk has focused his star power on South Australia, promising to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the Mid North, simultaneously coming to the aid of the state’s troubled energy system. HOME to just over 1400 people, Jamestown is perhaps best known as the birth place of bush fashion pioneer R.M Williams and enterprising mayor-turned premier …

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Divine Inspiration for the Tech Savy

THE CREATIVE BUSINESS WORDS RENATO CASTELLO The former St Paul’s Anglican Church on the corner of Pulteney and Flinders streets, one of Adelaide’s busiest intersections, has had many purposes in its 157-year history. In the 19th century, the heritage-listed building counted among its congregation wealthy and powerful families, including the Ayers and Bonythons whose influence, contribution and notoriety are etched …

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Wine Chief Gets the Gago

MAKING A TOAST Chief winemaker Peter Gago has been appointed the state’s Great Wine Capitals Global Ambassador. Mr Gago (pictured below) says the appointment will help put South Australia on the map of the global wine industry and have far-reaching benefits. “Elevating the state’s wine profile on an international stage increases the exposure for our premium wine labels and raises …

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Bonjour! Welcome to Adelaide

FRENCH CONNECTION WORDS TIM WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY MATT TURNER The dark blue timber facade of La Buvette stands out along Adelaide’s Gresham St. Surrounded by historically beautiful — but mostly run down — buildings, the style of the French bar’s exterior is exquisite, chic and, most of all, authentic. Authenticity was important for business owners Dominique Lentz and his Adelaide-born wife, …